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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 12, 2015

When it comes to protecting your elderly loved one’s health, one of the best methods is an antioxidant-rich diet. Antioxidants are molecules that help prevent free radicals from oxidizing, or harming, healthy cells. Free radicals are linked to a number of chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, various cancers, cataracts, heart…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 5, 2015

Mobility and ease of motion are both things that younger people take for granted. The Palm Harbor live-in care experts at Home Care Assistance know, however, as we age we may find our motion and mobility limited by painful arthritis. In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, here are six home…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 28, 2015

Up until recently, seniors who had a stroke were advised that recovery was only possible within the first six months. However, thanks to evolving technology, it’s now feasible to regain function several years later. Although that’s great news, it doesn’t make the recovery process any easier. These 4 devices, however,…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 21, 2015

Although summertime is typically associated with lots of high-energy, outdoor activities, seniors have to be extra careful during the warmest months of the year in order to avoid problems like heat stroke, severe dehydration and skin damage. Fortunately, there are eight simple ways for seniors in Tampa to beat the…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 14, 2015

The loss of a loved one impacts the lives of the entire family, but it is particularly hard on seniors and older adults. Recognizing the potential problems that can arise when an elderly man or woman is grieving the loss of a loved one helps family caregivers in Tampa Bay…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 7, 2015

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and as a leading provider of Parkinson’s care in Clearwater, we want to spend this blog discussing a new test that could have a huge impact on how Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed. Last month, researchers from the Central Hospital at the University of…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 31, 2015

Looking for a senior fitness program for your elderly loved one in the Tampa, Florida area? Look no further. Leading Clearwater senior care Home Care Assistance recommends these programs and classes that will help your elderly family member get active and make new friends in a safe, healthy environment. Tampa Metropolitan…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 24, 2015

If you provide dementia care in Palm Harbor for a senior loved one, you may have heard music therapy can benefit those who have conditions that cause cognitive decline. In fact, clinical research shows certain types of music therapy can have real benefits for seniors with dementia. While music therapy…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 17, 2015

Bingo is a mainstay of senior centers and church socials. But did you know it also has proven benefits for seniors’ cognitive skills? Studies show that for those with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, bingo games with large, high contrast cards improved thinking skills and memory. Experts of home Care,…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 10, 2015

If your senior loved one has a bit of a sweet tooth, we don’t have to tell you how difficult it can be to find sweet treats for seniors that are also healthy. These cookies are baked with bittersweet chocolate, which is loaded with antioxidants and better for your senior…